March 12th, 2023
All Reading Counts!
What kind of books should my child read? Can they listen to audiobooks? Can they read graphic novels? Can they reread books? Can they read closed captions? YES!
Here's 3 reasons why all reading counts:
- Our brains don't care.Every word we make sense of counts. Those words can come from printed books, digital texts, audiobooks, online articles, or environmental print. They can be new books, old books, glossy magazines, video game manuals, movie captions, and everything in between. It all counts.
- We become readers by reading. No matter where or how or why those words are available to understand, they all count, even if they are accompanied by pictures, searched for on the internet, listened to, or found in the most unexpected places, like the back of a cereal box. In the end, the only kind of reading that will support students’ development is the reading they actually do. As students’ reading skills and abilities grow and change, they can challenge themselves to apply those skills to new reading contexts over time.
- The real world demands it. We have a vast amount of reading materials within our grasp, and our world today demands we actively make sense of all sorts of types of texts: books, magazines, online articles, visual media, audio information, product manuals, social media feeds, and more. It's important for students to see themselves as readers. Doing so begins by broadening our views of reading to include all kinds of texts for all kinds of readers for all sorts of purposes.
All reading counts! Please make sure you are reading with your child daily and talking to them about what you read.
Congratulations Battle of the Books Team!
Congratulations to our Battle of the Books team that participated in the competition last week! They had a wonderful time preparing for the competition, discussing the books, and competing. Thanks to Mrs. Wright for leading this team!
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